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Juan de Nova Island

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Quick Facts
Capital NA
Government possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Area 4.4 sq km
Population a small French military garrison along with a few meteorologists; occasionally visited by scientists
Language n/a
Religion n/a
Time Zone UTC +3

Juan de Nova Island is an island in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, about one-third of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique.



Named after a famous 15th century Spanish navigator and explorer, the island has been a French possession since 1897. It has been exploited for its guano and phosphate. Presently a small military garrison oversees a meteorological station.




Low and flat.

Get in

By plane

There is an unpaved airstrip.

By boat


There is no economic activity on Juan de Nova Island.


There are no public accommodations on Juan de Nova Island.

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